In Thursdays Division 1 pennant East bowled its sixth outright with its three rink defeat of Longford and Cressy made it two straight wins beating Launceston on two for ten. Kath McLean (s), Pat McLean, Kathy Tuting and Wendy Phillips' 14 shots-up blocked the outright.
North bounced back from consecutive losses to take the twelve pointer at Trevallyn, Deloraine's Kay Walters (s), Julie Scott, Debbie Youd and Rits Eastley's rink locked in two for their team in its loss at Kings Meadows and going quietly about its business Invermay locked in its fifth outright by beating Exeter.
This week Invermay and Deloraine welcome Kings Meadows and East respectively.
Meadows not only won last seasons corresponding fixtures but toppled Invermay in the grand final - with a bit to prove the home-side is good enough to finally get retribution.
Memories never fade and those of past finals failures must still haunt Deloraine and East. The result here could go down to the important rink draw.
To stay in the mix Exeter must use its home advantage to topple Cressy and despite the contrary, bottom sides do play for sheep stations so Longford and North should not underestimate visiting Trevallyn and Launceston.
In division 2 Deloraine made it back-to-backs taking ten on two by 17 overall at North and Bridport slipped into third courtesy of its ten pointer versus West. Marie Cettolin (s), Elsie DeWinter, Kay Dolbey and Suzanne Waller's rink locked in two for West.
Despite winning on two neither Georgetown nor Westbury had enough in reserve to take more than four points each from East and Kings Meadows respectively and Scottsdale's Pat Bennett (s), Lexie Knight, Jan Chilcott and Sylvia Petterwood's rink held on winning by two shots to prevent Launceston's clean sweep.
In the game of round 8 first and second clash when Westbury plays at East. East may play on its synthetic and if so the viistors must be prepared for the speed change and how it can alter the game.
Playing at Deloraine and with five points separating them, bottom sides Georgetown and Deloraine need points to clear themselves from the lower rungs and at Kings Meadows West cannot afford another loss if its wants to remain in the four.
Launceston is beginning to settle and will test the mettle of visiting Bridport and knowing how its home synthetic runs, Scottsdale will be in with a show against North.
Last Modified on 01/12/2012 07:30